CF-Sxx, -Uxx Series

CF-SEK #50, later #65

Boeing Stearman (no info)

Flew in New Brunswick: 1966 (as #50), 1967 and 1968 (as #65)

Owner: Evergreen Air Services

CF-SEK Stearman - Joe Hammer_Jul1965_P-71-anot
Joe Hammer and Stearman CF-SEK, 1965, pointing to a sign that says “We Keep America GROWING” [FPL Files]

Accident: 1 July 1968 near River Charlo, NB, about 8 km south of Charlo. Pilot Jean-Roch Beauvais, ULC-7636, age 33. Operator: Evergreen Air Services. “Loss of engine power occurred during a low level spraying operation … the pilot was forced to land among trees.” Damage was substantial: a wing was torn off. Pilot Beauvais was not injured. [Department of Transport accident card]

CF-SIQ #3

1941 Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17), #75-2493

Flew in New Brunswick: 1968

Owner: Walker Flying Services, Edmonton, Alberta

History: To unknown owner with c/r N444TY. Same serial # as CF-SIQ (Aerial Visuals)

Accident: 2 July 1969, Mayo Airport, Yukon Territory. Pilot Norman Franklin McKay, C-6391. During a spray operation, the pilot touched down and the propeller struck the ground, causing the aircraft to nose over inverted. Damage was substantial but the pilot was not injured. [Department of Transport accident card]

CF-UCB #41

1941 Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17), #75-2764

Flew in New Brunswick: 1966, 1967, 1968

Owner: Glenair Aerial Spraying, Bright, Ontario; Mid-air Canada Ltd, Commercial Operator #5284, Norwich, Ontario. Flew as #41.

History:

25275 (MSN 75-2764) became N49948, then CF-UCB, then C-FUCB,
then D-EDLL (Joe Baugher)- First registered as N49948 in USA.
– Imported to Canada in 1965 and registered as CF-UCB.
– Flew as #41 for Glenair Aerial Spraying, Bright, Ontario.
– Accident: 27 May 1966, Taxes Airstrip, New Brunswick.

– To Mid-Air Canada Ltd, Commercial Operator #5284, Norwich, ON. (see Aerial Visuals for details and two images)

Accident: 28 August 1974, Atikokan Airstrip, Ontario. Pilot Ray Craven. “The aircraft ground-looped while landing in a crosswind.” [Department of Transport accident card]

CF-UCC #42

1941 Boeing Stearman E75 / A75N1 (PT-17), #75-8521, 41-25275

Flew in New Brunswick: 1966, 67, 68

History:
– To Holyfield Henry, Sikeston, Missouri, with c/r N5812N, 24 November 1971 – Civil registration cancelled.
Glenair Aerial Spraying, RR4, Bright, Ontario, as CF-UCC, Flew as #42. (Aerial Visuals)

Accident: 1500 AST, 27 May 1966, Taxis Airstrip, New Brunswick. Pilot William A. Sandham, Sandham Air Service, age 34. “During a landing roll to the southeast, the aircraft swung to the right in a ground-loop and was substantially damaged.” The probable cause was that the pilot “failed to compensate for wind.” Pilot Sandham was not injured. [Department of Transport Accident Report, Serial No. 2950; DOT accident card]

Stearman returning to load
 Glenair Aerial Spraying CF-UCC #42 returning to load. [FPL Files]

CF-ULY #60

1941 Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17), #75-3403

Flew in New Brunswick: 1966, 1967, 1968

Owner: Hicks & Lawrence Ltd., Ostrander, Ontario.

History: Constructed as a N2S-4 by Boeing with USN BuNo 29972.
– 7 February 1973 – To Ag Air Ltd, Dawson Creek, BC as CF-ULY.
– 17 May 2002 – Civil registration revised, CF-ULY.
– On 25 August 2010 – Civil registration, CF-ULY, cancelled. Deregistered. (Aerial Visuals)

Hicks & Lawrence Stearman CF-ULY #60 at Juniper, New Brunswick, June 1967. [FPL Files]

Accident: 21 August 1974, Falher Airstrip, Alberta. Pilot Wayne Le Beau, XDC-8079. Operated by Ag Air Spraying Company Ltd. “The aircraft touched down to the right of the runway during a night landing. It swung to the right” and flipped over after hitting some long grass. Damage was substantial but the pilot was not injured. [Department of Transport accident card] Falher airstrip is now called Donnelly Airport (CFM4), and is located approximately 60 km south of Peace River and 2.8 km south of Donnelly in agricultural country. Falher is a community a few kilometres to the west.

CF-UWK #xx

1941 Boeing Stearman Kaydet A75N1 (PT-17), #75-3522

Flew in New Brunswick: 1957, 1967, 68

Owner: General Airspray Ltd., St Thomas, Ontario / Hicks & Lawrence Ltd., Ostrander, Ontario.

History:
– Constructed as a N2S-4 by Boeing.
– Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Navy with BuNo 30083.
– To unknown owner with c/r N49366: Farm-Air Company, West Sacramento, CA, flew in New Brunswick as #102 in 1957.
– On 26 April 1967 – Civil registration, N49366, cancelled.

– 1967 to 1969 flew for Hicks and Lawrence as #12 CF-UWK
-(Aerial Visuals)

Stearmans in the pits, Juniper NB, Jun 1967
Hicks & Lawrence Stearmans CF-UWK #12 and CF-UWL #13 in the pits, Juniper, New Brunswick, June 1967. The Stearman with the grey wingtip is CF-UWM. [FPL Files]
CF-UWK
Boeing PT-17 Kaydet (A75N1), CF-UWK / Construction Number: 75-3522 / Location: Dawson Creek (YDQ / CYDQ), Canada – British Columbia / Date: 23rd March 1982 / Photographer: Steve Aubury, AirBritain PIC.

CF-UWL #13

Boeing Stearman A75N1 (PT-17), #75-12351

Flew in New Brunswick: 1967, 1968

Owner: Hicks & Lawrence Ltd., Ostrander, Ontario / General Airspray Ltd., St Thomas, Ontario. Flew as #13.

See the image under CF-UWK.

Accident: 14 July 1975, Drayton Valley, Alberta. Pilot Don Miskey. “The aircraft forced landed in a pasture when the engine quit after seeding a field.” Drayton Valley is southwest of Edmonton. Damage was substantial but the pilot was not injured. [Department of Transport accident card]

CF-UWM #14

Boeing Stearman B75N1 (PT-18), #75-912x?, 41-0852

Flew in New Brunswick: 1967, 1968

Owner: Hicks and Lawrence? / General Airspray Ltd., St Thomas, Ontario

Aerial Visuals info:
13 December 1990 – To Robert McCune, Mascouche, Quebec, with c/r C-FUWM (B75N1, 75 912).
21 July 2006 – Assigned civil registration: C-FUWM (A75, 75 912)
Still flying and present at fly-ins in 2007, 2008, 2010; see HERE.

“My dad owns Stearman C-FUWM which he restored back close to the original with the front cockpit. He removed the hopper in order to install the seat and cockpit however he kept the 985 engine, which gives it lots of extra power. The 985 is a real pleasure to listen to as well. I believe it was used in New Brunswick on the budworm.” [Colin McCune, see Comment below]

Stearmans in the pits, Juniper NB, Jun 1967
 Hicks & Lawrence Stearman CF-UWM #14 in the pits, Juniper, New Brunswick, June 1967. [FPL Files]

Accident: 11 August 1973, Port Alliance Lake Strip, Ontario. Pilot Ronald F. Beckon, YZC-8218. Flew as CF-UWM while conducting a “Specialty – AAD” operation. “The aircraft swerved, went up on its nose” and flipped over “while landing on a gravel strip.” Damage was substantial but the pilot was not injured. [Department of Transport accident card]

[NOTE: I have not been able to find this location.]